Friday, March 1, 2024

Forward

“Nothing behind me, everything ahead of me, as is ever so on the road.”

-Jack Kerouac, On the Road

Every moment is an opportunity to start again. Though, of course, the things we carry with us remain, how we meet what comes next is up to us. The road ahead stretches out, filled with possibilities and unknown adventures. We can choose to pursue them, embrace them, pour energy into optimizing this moment. And the next. And the one after that. And so on…

Tomás Díaz Cedeño spoke to us from Mexico City to talk about his show, Humming Songs, which ran at Silke Linder from May 12 to June 17. The work touches on local stories as well as personal ones, manifesting as sculptural objects in the middle of the room and ceramics on the wall. The theme of the show speaks to the technique of making traditional terra cotta tiles, a method that has not changed in Mexico since its invention 5000 years ago. To learn more, listen to the complete interview.

David Kennedy Cutler joined us to discuss his show, Hedge, at Halsey McKay Gallery. His physical method involves indirect inkjet printing, which involves multiple stages prior to the print including photography and digital imagery software. The resultant works become something of a sensory overload, teeming with energy much in the way that nature does. To hear more, listen to the complete interview.

A few words to keep in your pocket

Know what’s past but keep looking ahead.

Interviews are available on iTunes as podcasts, and for Android, please click here. All weekly essay pieces in a shareable format are here. The full archive of interviews is here.

Books to Read

What are you reading? Add your titles to our reading list here. Praxis user Julia Wickes is investigating the Stanislavski method of acting with Building a Character by Constantin Stanislavski.

The Hambridge Center invites artists to apply for residency situated on their 600 forested acres. The oldest residency program in the southeast, this self-directed, small-group residency allows time and space to explore the creative process. For more information and to apply, visit the website. Deadline for submissions is September 15.

 

Brainard Carey is an author, artist and educator. He is the director of Praxis for Aesthetics. He has written six books for artists, most recently Making it in the Art World.

 

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